DIY Sun-Dried Tomatoes

As I mentioned last week, our garden severely over-produced yellow cherry tomatoes, leading to the great tomato apocalpyse of 2010. With more than 5 lbs of tomatoes and no one willing to eat them in sight, we decided to get creative about preserving them. Here’s how we made sun-dried tomatoes. Step 1: Prepare the place…… Continue reading DIY Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Garden Awesomeness

Adolescent watermelon, originally uploaded by mclanea. There’s lots of fun stuff happening in our garden. Watermelon are coming in strong. And we’re hoping to pick a big batch of jalapeño this weekend. Right behind that are a whole heap of eggplant. Our little garden experiment is going quite well. Thanks to all who encourage us.

The harvest is coming!

Yellow tomatoes, originally uploaded by mclanea. Yesterday Paul and I were doing our daily look through the garden. He leaned in and yelled, “Daddy, check this out! We’ve got lots of tomatoes!” In just a couple of weeks all of our summer garden plants will mature and start producing produce. We can’t wait!

The Future of Food

Tonight I watched the film above, The Future of Food. You can watch the whole thing, for free, on Hulu. (Or here on my blog if you so chose) You can learn more about how corporations are trying to run [ruin] the food supply at The Future of Food website. Another great movie covering more…… Continue reading The Future of Food

Youth Group vs. Youth Ministry

Last night I sat around a table with some people to talk about youth ministry in our church. As I’ve mentioned a number of  times, our church is in a working class neighborhood of San Diego. We are a community of people with tangible needs. There is real poverty. Real educational problems. Real family trouble.…… Continue reading Youth Group vs. Youth Ministry